Fertilizing your own lawn can be quite an ordeal and usually requires (or should require) a fair amount of research. Many lawn care companies have fertilization programs that have been perfected over the years by experts in the lawn care industry. However, if you’re looking to take on the project yourself, you may want to explore the types of spreaders that are available to make your task easier.
When it comes to fertilizing your lawn, there are generally two types of spreaders you can use: broadcast and drop spreaders. Broadcast spreaders are a popular choice for lawn fertilization projects for a few reasons. One reason why many homeowners prefer to pay a lawn care company to fertilize their turf for them is because of the mundane, monotonous walking back and forth across the yard. This can be a particularly tedious task if you have a large area to fertilizer. However, the broadcast spreader is perfect for spreading fertilization over a large area because the granules fall down through the hopper and onto a rotating disc. This disc disseminates the fertilizer in every direction possible, allowing you to spread more fertilizer over a larger area of your lawn without walking back and forth as much.
While you may be fertilizing your lawn, the plants, trees and shrubs in your landscape will be getting fertilized as well, essentially killing two birds with one stone. Although this process sounds simple enough, you will still need to figure out how much fertilizer is needed and when it should be applied. You may find that the fertilizer you purchased at the store isn’t as effective as more professional-grade products. If you want to rid yourself of the burden of fertilizing your own lawn, contact your local lawn care company and have the pros provide you with perfect fertilization.